2nd Edition

Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language
A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors

ISBN 9781138048706
Published August 5, 2019 by Routledge
248 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English.

Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers:

  • Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority
  • Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations
  • Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections
  • Suggestions for online resources which support writing
  • Extracts from completed theses and dissertations
  • Guidance on understanding examiner expectations
  • Advice on publishing from a PhD

Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Author Biographies; List of tables, figures and boxes; 1 Introduction; 2 Becoming a researcher in a global world; 3 Issues in thesis and dissertation writing in English as a second language; 4 Writing a research proposal; 5 The overall shape of theses and dissertations; 6 Writing the introduction; 7 Writing the background chapters; 8 Writing the methodology chapter; 9 Writing the results chapter; 10 Writing discussions and conclusions; 11 Writing the abstract and acknowledgements sections; 12 Publishing from a thesis or dissertation; 13 Resources for thesis and dissertation writing; References; Index

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Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Sue Starfield is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia.